KIST and KWR collaborate on ASR in saline aquifers

To follow up collaboration within Watershare® Pieter Stuyfzand and Gerard van den Berg of KWR visited the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in Seoul. March 22 KWR participated in a dedicated workshop on aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) application in saline aquifers.…

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Visit Dr. Kangwoo Cho to KWR

Dr. Kangwoo of KIST visited KWR on the 22nd of August for a presentation of his research and discussion with KWR experts. Dr. Cho has previously won a prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Grant for the development of a wastewater treatment system that incorporates an electrolysis cell for on-site wastewater …

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18 months SUBSOL, preliminary evaluation of project results

Watershare members NTUA and KWR are participating in the EU Horizon2020-funded SUBSOL project (bringing Subsurface Water Solutions to market). SUBSOL is a three-year project that started in 2015. The consortium partners marked the first 18 months of SUBSOL during their Project Steering Board meeting in Copenhagen on 6 and 7 …

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Watershare CoP Emerging Substances met in Berlin

A second meeting  of the Emerging Substances (ES) CoP, which was kindly hosted by Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB), was held in Berlin on  27  March 2017. The meeting was attended by nine members of the ES CoP. “The Wasser Berlin meeting was a great opportunity for me to meet and …

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KIST and end-user Seoul Water Institute active in Watershare

Watershare partner KIST organized the 3rd Asian Symposium on Water Reuse on the 25th and 26th of April 2017 in Seoul. The chairs of the symposium were Prof. Seockheon Lee (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea), Prof. Hiroaki Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan) and Prof. Hong-Ying Hu (Tsinghua University, China). …

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The Many Futures of Water: Water on the Stock Exchange


In December 2020, many newspapers worldwide reported a news item related to water: Water is now listed on the stock exchange. An unprecedented fact that surprised us as it comes to one of the essential elements for life. The news opens a debate on a global …

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Watershare tool City Blueprint in Urban Water Atlas

In April 2017, the European Commission published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe, a complete panorama of water management in European cities. In the atlas you can find City Blueprints of more than 40 municipalities and regions. The City Blueprint, developed by KWR, is one of the first and most …

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Governance Capacity Analysis to address water challenges

How to address our water, waste and climate challenges? Climate change and urban growth are making this question increasingly important. Despite the numerous solutions available, many cities and organisations have yet to find a good answer to the question. The application of the available technologies and knowledge is inhibited by …

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Watershare CoPs will meet at the Amsterdam International Water Week

The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is the international platform for new alliances and fresh ideas: connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology. This year the AIWW will take place from 30 October to 3 November.

Detailed information about the activities at the AIWW can be found at Challenging …

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17 September 2017: Watershare Annual Meeting

At the last Watershare Annual Meeting in Stockholm, the Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa kindly offered to organise the 2017 event. The 2017 Watershare Annual Meeting will therefore take place on 17 September in Pretoria, South Africa, and all Watershare members are invited.  It will offer Watershare members …

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Chinese Pome Technology joins Watershare

On 7 July 2017, Pome Technology, which is based in the Chinese province of Jilin, became a member of Watershare, a consortium of renowned water research organisations whose ambition is to apply worldwide expertise to local water challenges. During a meeting at KWR in Nieuwegein, Pome Technology’s Chief Technology Officer, …

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Comparing City Blueprints of megacities

Recently the results of the City Blueprint analysis of Seoul were presented to colleagues in both the Seoul City government and the Seoul Water Institute. The experts involved were Dr. Jeryang Park, Assistant Professor at the School of Urban & Civil Engineering of Hongik University, Dr.  Seockheon Lee of KIST …

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Watershare events in South Africa, a short impression

From 15 to 18 September Watershare members met in South Africa for the Annual Meeting and a series of connected events. These events included a meeting with WRC staff and participation at the WRC ‘Water Research and Innovation Symposium’, through a panel discussion and a dedicated Watershare session.


The …

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Buenos Aires water company AySA joins Watershare

AySA, the water company of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, became a Watershare member on Wednesday, 25 April. Now the consortium of water companies and water research organisations numbers 21 members, who share knowledge to jointly harness worldwide expertise in drinking water and wastewater when tackling local water challenges. The Watershare …

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In-house workshop introduces Diam to Watershare

On 29 April a workshop took place at the office of Diam, the Public Authority for Electricity & Water of Oman, to introduce its staff members to Watershare and to explore options for collaboration in the platform. As a recently welcomed member, Diam is keen to interact with Watershare members …

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IWA Tokyo 2018: key event for Watershare

On 16-21 September the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be held in Tokyo. Watershare will be present on that important international podium of the water sector.

In 2012 we launched Watershare at the IWA Congress & Exhibition in Busan, South Korea. In 2014, Watershare was principal sponsor of …

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Cranfield University new Watershare member

Cranfield University has joined Watershare. With this, Watershare expands its collaboration with a strong knowledge partner in the field of water sciences. Cranfield is a postgraduate British university, with world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and industry partnerships in technology and management research. Cranfield Water Science Institute specializes in water and wastewater …

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New Watershare member: European University of Cyprus

The European University Cyprus has joined Watershare through CERIDES (Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences), its cross-disciplinary and cross-school Centre of Excellence. The European University Cyprus, located in Nicosia, is the oldest institution of higher education in Cyprus, and, since 2015, the only Microsoft Innovation Centre in the country. CERIDES …

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How to Effectively Communicate Science during a Public Health Crisis

Watershare member KWR published a practical guidance report last year on “Guiding Principles for Effective Communication during a Public Health Crisis”. KWR Researchers Lisa Andrews, Stijn Brouwer, Caro Mooren and Stefania Munaretto compiled the latest research on science and crisis communication to develop a set of key guiding principles for …

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Harry Seah (PUB) has received the KWR Honorary Fellowship Award

We are proud to share that Harry Seah, PUB Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), has received the KWR Honorary Fellow 2019 for his contribution to driving international collaboration in water science and management. The Honorary Fellowship Award was officially conferred to Mr Seah by Prof. Dragan Savić, CEO of KWR Water …

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Call for Applications for the 1st SADC WEF Nexus Winter School

Achieving water, energy and food (WEF) securities is a priority for southern Africa, especially under unfavourable climate change, increasing urbanisation, population growth, and advanced ecosystems degradation. To this end,  a collaborative and inclusive approach between the three sectors is essential. The WEF Nexus Winter School is a capacity-building initiative that …

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Infographic COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance in South African communities

WRC is pleased to share its latest infographic presenting a compendium of various studies in a report titled, “A Compendium of emerging South African testing methodologies for detecting of SARS-COV 2 RNA in wastewater surveillance”.  The studies emanate from contributions made by several research initiatives, individuals, academics, and practitioners in …

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Kick off Regional Hub

The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Hub of Watershare hosted a webinar on Monday, 22 March 2021 to kick off the Regional Hub and to extend an invitation to all regional stakeholders to participate in this new effort of Watershare and CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology in …

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With an eye on the whole world, AySA, launched its export platform

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Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA) launched AySA al Mundo, the company’s export platform. It did so through the International Technological Supply Workshops organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship. The event was entitled “Management of Water and Sanitation Systems Approach”.

This …

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Watershare’s ‘new’ Vision and Purpose

On June 24, 2021, Watershare members met to co-define the way of working as a community. Based on an earlier brainstorm session, members redefined and agreed on a common purpose and vision. In addition, members expressed their ambition to contribute to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation for all).

Members …

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Newest Watershare Regional Hub for the Lower Danube River Basin holds first webinar during AquaCircular Conference 2021

The transition towards a Circular Economy (CE) plays a significant role towards socio-economic and environmental improvements. For East Europe, demonstrating the application of CE principles though practical cases (e.g., from EU funded projects) can be an inspiration to build a culture of sustainability and develop appropriate business models adapted to …

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WRC releases latest SARS-CoV-2 sewage surveillance science brief

As part of the Water Research Commission’s COVID-19 Surveillance Programme, Science Briefs are published with a longitudinal view and trends on the detection of SARS-CoV-2 at sentinel wastewater treatment South African Collaborative COVID-19 Environmental System (SACCESS) network, 2020-2021.

Science Brief 9: The effect of super spreader events on WBE for …

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WSAA launches new papers on hydrogen and climate change

On 29 November, the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) launched two papers:

Water: fueling the path to a hydrogen future – The role of the urban water industry in Australia and New Zealand’s renewable energy future, outlines the key considerations for the urban water industry in participating in the…Continue reading »

Watershare Interviews – Rupali Deshmukh introduces IVL Sweden

Can you introduce IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute?

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was jointly founded in 1966 by the Swedish state and national business interests with a view of carrying out research on industrial air and water issues. Today we are an environmental agency concentrating on much more than …

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